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“Oak Trees, Art and Golf”

New Orleans City Park
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Ranked #9 of 360 things to do in New Orleans
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the largest urban parks in the country, City Park has golf, tennis and horseback riding.
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“Oak Trees, Art and Golf”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Whenever we are in New Orleans, we like take to take our daily a.m. constitutional at either Audubon or City Park. Audubon is great, but I really love going to City Park. As you enter its impressive drive, you are likely to see a film maker shooting a scene, a wedding photographer with the bride-to-be or maybe starry-eyed lovers holding hands, set against the backdrop of mighty oak trees. A local told us that many of the oak trees in City Park were lost during Katrina. That said, the many acres of oaks is mightily impressive.

At the end of the drive is the New Orleans Museum of Art. The regular collection houses everything from folk art to Faberge with a large collection of art from Oceania. My favorite is the Sculpture Garden, a spectacle of large-scale sculptures that can be viewed from a meandering sidewalk.

If art isn't your thing, the golf course is very affordable. It's $20 for 18 holes during the week, $14 if you tee off after 2pm, and $12 if you're over 55. This is a much better deal than Audubon offers.

When you need a respite from roaming around New Orleans, rest your feet at City Park. There's good people watching and lots of other good stuff to take in.

Visited February 2012
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“have a picnic”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Enjoy the day with a picnic, Storyland visit if you have small children, and wonderful sculptural garden.
Swings for you to enjoy in the Great Lawn area!

Visited June 2011
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

I visited the park a few weeks ago with my sister and niece. It was beautiful, relaxing, i enjoyed my outing and will visit again!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful park”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

This park had ponds, beautiful landscaping, a cafe, and a children's area. We would definitely return here again when we visit.

Visited February 2012
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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“Great park for a long run!”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

My husband and I were in New Orleans for a few days and needed to do a long run for our marathon training. Several people suggested City Park in my forum question. Boy were they right, a great park to run in. So much to see, nice and shaded. Made the 9 miles go by much quicker than if we were trying to run the streets!

Visited February 2012
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